BMW trainees gets extremely imaginative with the new X7


Built as a one-off by a team of 12 BMW Group vocational trainees, the BMW X7 pick-up is a reflection of unhindered imagination – whether it would actually be a reality, like Mercedes-Benz’s X-Class, remains a hopeful thought.

With the 3rd row chopped off and an extended body that adds 10 cm to the standard X7’s length, BMW has managed to reduce the pick-up’s weight by 200 kg instead with the use of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) for core areas like the rear doors and the roof.

As it is an X7, ply wood will not cut it. To complement the stature of the premium SUV, the trainees opted for teak wood to line the cargo bed. The pick-up also gets a stroke of BMW Individual’s genius as it’s finished with a distinctive Tanzanite Blue metallic paint job.

You’d be impressed to know that the trainees accomplished this road-legal concept without any assistance from BMW’s trained experts who are usually at hand in the construction of concept cars.

Find out what GC Mah thought of the new BMW X7 in the walkaround video.

The pick-up is based on the X7 xDrive40i that’s powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six with 340 hp and 420 Nm.


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Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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